73 Congress St., Portland, Maine

    Picture stacks of glistening pancakes accompanied by steaming cups of joe. Then head to the Front Room on Munjoy Hill to see your dream come to fruition…. Read more »


    61 Pleasant St., Portland, maine

    It’s fitting that you’ll find Artemisia Cafe on Pleasant Street, because everything from the food to the ample parking is enjoyable. Locals fill the booths at this… Read more »


    349 Cumberland Ave., Portland, ME 04101

    Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: Lunch 11:30am Ð 2:00pm / Dinner 5:00pm Ð 9:00pm; Saturday: Brunch 10:00am Ð 2:00pm / Dinner 5:00pm Ð 9:00pm; Sunday: Brunch 8:00am Ð 2:00pm

    From the minute you set foot into this cozy restaurant, you feel the sweet sense of homecoming, which only gets stronger once you sit down to a… Read more »


    703 Congress St., Portland, ME 04102

    Breakfast and Lunch: Monday to Saturday 7am to 2pm; Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 5 pm to 9:15 pm

    There are few places to get cheesy grits on a cold Sunday morning, but Hot Suppa has it covered. The brunch is everything it should be: boozy,… Read more »


    89 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101

    Monday to Friday 11:30am to 3pm; Monday to Thursday 5pm to 9pm; Friday and Saturday 5pm to 9:30pm

    The simple wood chairs and globe-like hanging lamps provide a clean backdrop for a continually rotating menu composed of wholesome Maine ingredients. For a truly different experience,… Read more »

    Vignola Cinque Terre restaurant, Portland, ME


    10 Dana St., Portland, Maine

    Open daily, Dinner 5 p.m.; Brunch Sunday 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Behind a curtain of ivy lies this Portland treasure, where Old World Italian food dominates and the service is fittingly formal. Created by the merger of two… Read more »

    685 Congress St., Portland, Maine

    Open daily, Dinner 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Drink until 1 a.m.; Happy Hour: Monday - Thursday 4 - 6 p.m.; Brunch: Saturday + Sunday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    Tapas-style dining is popular on this list, but Spanish food? That’s not so easy to find. Fortunately, Jay Villani has answered our foodie prayers with Local 188,… Read more »

    Restaurant 555, Portland, ME


    555 Congress St., Portland, Maine

    Open daily, Bar open at 4:30 p.m.; Dinner 5 p.m. - close; Brunch 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    The lobster mac and cheese has the kind of following usually reserved for religious leaders or NFL stars, but everything at this Congress Street restaurant is decadent… Read more »


    1 Danforth St., Portland, ME 04101

    Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Daily 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

    Buttery sashimi and a Japanese-inspired brunch complete with green tea bellinis gives Yosaku an edge in a city rich with fresh seafood.